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Honors in General Scholarship

Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 B.S. and B.A. degree candidates who are eligible to receive honors at graduation will be presented with a medal of honor from the College of Chemistry prior to the ceremony. Eligibility to receive a medal of honor from the College of Chemistry is based upon the degree candidate's overall GPA as of the beginning of the Spring 2015 semester. We are unable to include the Spring 2015 grades in our calculation because the Spring 2015 grades will not be available to us until after commencement.

GPA requirements

Minimum GPA requirements for college honors for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 degree candidates in the College of Chemistry are:

Highest Honors 3.939
High Honors 3.807
Honors 3.682

Honors for Distinction in General Scholarship for the College of Letters and Science

For Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 degree candidates receiving a B.A. in Chemistry (in the College of Letters and Science), minimum GPA requirements are:

Highest Honors 3.942
High Honors 3.841
Honors 3.721

Should I purchase an honor card?

Please note that there are absolutely no exceptions to these minimum requirements. Although you may choose to purchase an honor cord at the Cal Student Store, it will not be necessary to do so. Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 B.S. and B.A. degree candidates are not eligible to receive a medal of honor from the College of Chemistry at the May 2015 commencement ceremony; however, they will be eligible to purchase an honor cord at the Cal Student Store.

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